How To Grow Self Managing Teams From Real People

How can you grow self managing teams from a bunch of real human beings? That’s a challenge I’m helping a couple of companies with at the moment – and it’s a fascinating journey. Like some of my clients, I’m inspired by the “Teal” model of self managing teams and organisations described in Frederick Laloux’s wonderful book…

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How To Bust Boring Meetings!

Life’s too short for boring meetings! It’s too short for the conference calls that send you to sleep; for tedious weekly catch-ups; for mind-numbing off-sites packed with powerpoint. Earlier today I was ranting to a fellow facilitator. She’s part of a group of consultants who stage amazingly creative events, bringing together scientists from multiple disciplines…

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How To Use Metaphor In Sales

Sales people love metaphor, because they appreciate that it packs a persuasive punch. And as a metaphor specialist, I’ve known that for years. But for whatever reason, I’d never been able to translate that knowledge into practical reality as I struggled with sales in my own business. Now, something new and different has happened. Check out the video…

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How Questions Can Free Up Creative Thinking

I’ve always been more of a listener than a talker. I learn so much more interesting stuff when I listen! I love questions, too. I love the way they can direct a person’s attention, and so change their mood very quickly – as well as eliciting lots more of that valuable information. But increasingly, I’m…

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Podcast Ep14 – David Bass – Collaboration Lessons From A $18m Collaborator

This is the fourteenth in a series of podcasts where Judy interviews people who have a track record of successful collaboration. This series is for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of real-life collaboration, especially collaboration among creative, intelligent, free-thinking individuals who are geographically dispersed. The interviews go well beyond the obvious, as metaphor…

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